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View Poll Results: Does John Peel deserve to make the Hall of Fame?
Yes 11 91.67%
No 1 8.33%
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:00 PM   #481 (permalink)
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Absolutely. As much of a no-brainer as the Beatles. Their influence on music is a bit ridiculous.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:20 PM   #482 (permalink)
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I really havent heard enough to say yes or no..Im not gonna vote. I didnt like what I did listen to, just not my thing. That said I know their impact has been its a null vote for me.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:39 AM   #483 (permalink)
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Yes, for the reasons stated in the nominations. VU & Nico is one of my favourite three albums of the 60s (and the competition is pretty tough).
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:42 AM   #484 (permalink)
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Powerful yes, if only for the first 2 albums. I can see their influence in probably about half of the stuff i listen to.

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Old 09-02-2008, 06:27 AM   #485 (permalink)
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the extent of their influence is just phenomenal
no one should argue against this....
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:57 AM   #486 (permalink)
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Yeah, alot of times when talking to people about music Ill argue that The Velvet Underground are more influential than the Beatles. Definately a yes vote. Even if the departure of John Cale made them less sonically challenging, Lou Reed is still an amazing songwriter, and it shows on 'The Velvet Underground', 'VU', and 'Loaded'.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:53 AM   #487 (permalink)
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I'm going to have to vote No, I like VU, but they are not in my HOF. I'm in no way taking anything from their influence on the music world, but I simply don't like them enough to put them in the HOF.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:16 PM   #488 (permalink)
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Even though they're one of the most overrated groups ever, I still love their first two albums. Another "yes" vote here.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:26 PM   #489 (permalink)
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im voting yes simply because VU is amazing
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:26 PM   #490 (permalink)
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I hear their sound in a million bands I listen to. I was listening to The Vaselines today for example, and it's easy to hear how much they lifted from the Velvets. Their music has inspired a very diverse range of musicians. More importantly, I think they're great. The first two albums are fantastic and groundbreaking, and the 3rd is a great pop album.

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